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Postby trekker76 » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:06 am

Seem to recall there was more traffic here in the day, but could be my imagination?
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:08 am

People are out doing stuff
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby north-north-west » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 12:58 pm

It's winter. (OK, technically it's spring.) Fewer people walking.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 2:21 pm

Needs controversial and exciting topics. Also some hard nosed debaters have given up. SNAFU... LOL
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Postby LachlanB » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 5:30 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Needs controversial and exciting topics. Also some hard nosed debaters have given up. SNAFU... LOL

Plus, there's a limit to how many times you can have the same argument about sleeping mats/feral horses/hazard reduction burns (etc, insert topic of choice).
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 7:19 pm

LachlanB wrote:Plus, there's a limit to how many times you can have the same argument about sleeping mats/feral horses/hazard reduction burns (etc, insert topic of choice).

Don’t you worry about those established arguments. It just requires all sides to go back, consolidate, come up with fresh angles (or forgotten angles) and be recharged for the next round. I’m sure there’s statistics on the cycle period for these. 6-9 months?
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby jdeks » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:37 pm

Actually I'd agree, and I'd go further to say it's a wider trend across dedicated forum websites as a whole. I'm seeing it on a lot of the ones I'm part of, particularly outdoors pursuits.

Fewer new members are joining, in favor of joining (or starting) Facebook groups, because they may not know or care there are pre-existing online groups for Activity Y, and they're already integrated into the FB/instagram scene. This in turn tends to draw the casual/infrequent members of forums away too, and the more people get on the FB bandwagon, the more that solidifies itself as the discussion hub, more people join, and the snowball builds. Only the older long-term members tend to remain in the forums.

The one exception I'm seeing is a certain motorcycle forum where the demographic is largely male baby-boomers who oddly enough, don't really like facebook. It's downspiralling for other reasons though.

Different story for technical groups (woodworking, model aircraft, machining etc). Different use base, and the FB platform doesn't lend well so well to content with less glam and more actual substance.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 10:05 pm

I'd say even FB is old school these days and Instagram is in. Hopefully web forums won't go the way of Usenet... That was fun!
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby Gadgetgeek » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 7:08 am

All sites have a traffic cycle. the capricious whims of the google algorithm decide who can find any given place. As for the FB and insta crowds, there is a lot to be said for having control of your own page, its the same problem that reddit has, small fractured groups based on personalities. There will always be room for places like this as long as there are people willing to hear differing opinions. At the moment that isn't as much of a focus for a lot of people, but you never know, it could start to come back.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby potato » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 2:35 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Needs controversial and exciting topics. Also some hard nosed debaters have given up. SNAFU... LOL


I'm keen :roll:
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 2:39 pm

potato wrote:
GPSGuided wrote:Needs controversial and exciting topics. Also some hard nosed debaters have given up. SNAFU... LOL


I'm keen :roll:


Ok if it's controversy you want I'll say I think this forum WAS more interesting back in the day when it was just bushwalktas.com. then all the mainlanders showed up and it went downhill fast....
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby potato » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 3:06 pm

Diversity is a good thing.
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Postby GPSGuided » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 3:16 pm

potato wrote:Diversity is a good thing.

Broader perspective.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby north-north-west » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 3:32 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:
potato wrote:
GPSGuided wrote:Needs controversial and exciting topics. Also some hard nosed debaters have given up. SNAFU... LOL

I'm keen :roll:

Ok if it's controversy you want I'll say I think this forum WAS more interesting back in the day when it was just bushwalktas.com. then all the mainlanders showed up and it went downhill fast....


Well, first the moderation got a bit annoying and then etc etc etc.
There's nothing (much) wrong with mainlanders. If you train them properly. And keep them chained up to their kennels.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby potato » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 3:34 pm

:lol:
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby johnrs » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 6:14 pm

Mainlainders???
Isn't Ian Johnstone from the mainland??

https://www.cg.tas.gov.au/home/investme ... m_projects
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby Paul » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 6:30 pm

Is this site quieter ?

I havent heard a thing !!
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby Lophophaps » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 7:29 pm

north-north-west wrote:There's nothing (much) wrong with mainlanders. If you train them properly. And keep them chained up to their kennels.


Perfectly fine with me. I like dogs. However, I could not eat a whole one.

LachlanB wrote:Plus, there's a limit to how many times you can have the same argument about sleeping mats/feral horses/hazard reduction burns (etc, insert topic of choice).


There is always the possibility of having setting fire to a sleeping mat that is tied to a feral horse. I have never done this, and would be most interested in learning what it's like.

This what a noisy website looks like.
Tassie boom.jpg


It was either starting a fire on Prion Beach using C4 or too many beans.
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Postby Neo » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 10:26 pm

I thought Tasmania was the mainland, a T-shirt told me. Or was that NZ? Anyway, I'm from the big north island.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby LachlanB » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 10:29 pm

Lophophaps wrote:
LachlanB wrote:Plus, there's a limit to how many times you can have the same argument about sleeping mats/feral horses/hazard reduction burns (etc, insert topic of choice).


There is always the possibility of having setting fire to a sleeping mat that is tied to a feral horse. I have never done this, and would be most interested in learning what it's like.

Ah, but first we would have to determine if it is a Exped mat, and why the baffles had failed. Following that, I believe there would need to be some discussion about exactly to what degree that feral horse is a cultural icon, as well as if our burning sleeping mat will actually reduce fuel loads.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby Neo » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 10:55 pm

More gear reviews? Whatever Gear you've got, or flaming mattresses!

I probably found 50% of my bushwalk knowledge from reading opinions on this forum and the other half from doing.

Here's one I started:
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby north-north-west » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 12:22 pm

LachlanB wrote:Ah, but first we would have to determine if it is a Exped mat, and why the baffles had failed. Following that, I believe there would need to be some discussion about exactly to what degree that feral horse is a cultural icon, as well as if our burning sleeping mat will actually reduce fuel loads.


But before that we would have to check whether we were in a TFB zone, and ensure that all relevant regulations were complied with and precautions taken. You can't burn a sleeping mat (or a feral horse) just anywhere, you know.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby potato » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 1:54 pm

I must admit... it is quiet here.

Yes I had an exped fail as well. I'd also like to remove all feral horses from the high country. In addition to that, I regretted not having a good rifle on hand when I saw Walers in the Little Sandy Desert earlier this year.
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Postby north-north-west » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 2:45 pm

potato wrote:I regretted not having a good rifle on hand when I saw Walers in the Little Sandy Desert earlier this year.


While I sympathise with the sentiment - especially considering our current political situation - there is no open season on humans. Not even those from NSW.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby Nuts » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 2:51 pm

I was casually searching for DIY urethane tubes and found tumbleweeds on the backpacking light website :? (so here's not the quietest)
"The guides are all complaining there's mobile reception and hot showers," Godfrey laughs.
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby potato » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 2:57 pm

north-north-west wrote:
potato wrote:I regretted not having a good rifle on hand when I saw Walers in the Little Sandy Desert earlier this year.


While I sympathise with the sentiment - especially considering our current political situation - there is no open season on humans. Not even those from NSW.


Bugger.
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Postby GPSGuided » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 3:00 pm

north-north-west wrote:While I sympathise with the sentiment - especially considering our current political situation - there is no open season on humans. Not even those from NSW.

Flame bait! :mrgreen:
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 3:02 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
north-north-west wrote:While I sympathise with the sentiment - especially considering our current political situation - there is no open season on humans. Not even those from NSW.

Flame bait! :mrgreen:



Yep, but it has certainly bought this thread to life now hasn't it :-)

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Postby potato » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 3:12 pm

Well the Tasmanians are proposing an open season in their national parks. :roll: :shock: :roll:
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Re: is this site quieter

Postby north-north-west » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 3:34 pm

If the people proposing the use of guns in NPs are prepared to be used as targets, I might reconsider my opposition. Although I think the noise would disturb the wildlife too much. Maybe crossbows would be better?
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